Hawaii, Part 3
The Big Island of Hawaii is a remarkable place. Beaches with sands that vary from white, to black, to green sand sit a short drive from a 13,000 foot mountaintop. Sea turtles, whales, and a variety of coral fish call the crystal clear waters home. Lush, tropical rainforest are intermixed with barren deserts created by lava flows. Water and fire simultaneously work to sculpt and define the geography, and humans cling to it all to enjoy the beauty and the fertility of the ground here. The beauty lies in the diversity, and the diversity exists because of the unstable nature of the ground beneath your feet.
We were lucky enough to spend a week on the Big Island in February, and we quickly realized that a week is far too short. We did a lot, saw a lot, and still left feeling like we had barely scratched the surface.